This book adopts the successful Q&A format of all titles in the Survival Guide Series making it a highly readable and practical introductory text.
This book is needed because the discipline of General Practice Nursing is considerably different from other nursing disciplines in Primary Care.
It provides an overview of General Practice, service provision and will consider the work environment; common roles, functions and responsibilities.
Discusses career paths, role expansion, role specialisation and associated career development.
Practice Nurses comprise the largest cohort of community nurses in the UK. The role of the PN is expanding, as are their duties, following the Quality and Outcomes Framework and the DH demand for Liberating the Talents. As such there are increasing numbers of new entrants to Practice Nursing, GPN Specialist Practitioner training and post registration study; this book will be a handy, practical reference for them.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to General Practice
Data Management in General Practice
Pursuing and Developing a Career in General Practice
Treatments, Tests and Investigations in General Practice
Long Term Conditions Management in General Practice
Triage and Minor Illness Management
Managing Clinical Emergencies in General Practice
Screening and Health Promotion Non Medical Prescribing in General Practice
Public Health in General Practice Multi-disciplinary and Interagency Working in General Practice